Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

At Neuroscience 2005, the Society for Neuroscience will celebrate 35 years as a leading organization for the study of the brain and nervous system. More than 30,000 scientists from across the globe are expected to gather and exchange ideas about the latest discoveries and research on the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system. Nearly 17,000 presentations are scheduled, including 14 special lectures, 28 symposia, and 27 minisymposia, covering research ranging from single molecules to human behavior.

Sessions begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 12 and conclude at 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 16. Morning scientific sessions run from 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday through Wednesday. Afternoon sessions begin at 1 p.m., Saturday through Wednesday. Slide sessions end at 4 p.m.; poster sessions continue until 5 p.m. Exhibits are open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday through Wednesday.

In commemoration of its 35th year, the Society is launching several new activities for this year?s meeting:

Dialogues between Neuroscience and Society

A new lecture series, ?Dialogues between Neuroscience and Society,? features leaders from fields outside of neuroscience whose work relates to subjects of interest to neuroscientists. The Dalai Lama will give the inaugural lecture at Neuroscience 2005 Saturday, November 12 on the neuroscience of meditation.

Meet the Experts

Also new are the ?Meet the Expert? workshops, during which scientists will offer participants a behind-the-scenes look at techniques in which they have special expertise. The workshops, to be held concurrently on Saturday, November 12, are designed to facilitate communication between student scientists and young investigators well-versed in research techniques.

(from the Society for Neuroscience 2005 web site)